International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Traeger Machetanz and Jon DeMella have joined the Firm’s Seattle office as Partners. Mr. Machetanz’s practice focuses on construction-related matters and he is widely known in the Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska construction industry communities. Mr. DeMella’s practice focuses on government contract issues and he has a strong background in the complexities of various government contract programs, regulations and the bidding and bid protest processes. Mr. Machetanz and Mr. DeMella are two key strategic recruitments as Dorsey continues to build full-service construction and government contracts practices serving the Seattle and Anchorage markets.
Mr. Machetanz and Mr. DeMella were previously partners with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP. Mr. Machetanz received a B.A. from Willamette University and a J.D. from the University of Washington. Mr. DeMella received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.
Commenting on the announcement, Lisa Marchese, Partner and Head of Dorsey’s Seattle office Trial practice said, “We are delighted that Traeger and Jon have joined the Dorsey Seattle office. I have personally had opportunities to work with them previously and have seen first-hand their exceptional work ethic, professionalism, and passion for serving their clients. They are a terrific addition to the Seattle office and to the Firm as a whole.”
Mr. Machetanz noted, “I know I speak for Jon in saying we couldn’t be more excited to be joining Dorsey as it offers us a global platform with extensive resources and a well-recognized focus on client service. We look forward to serving our current clients at Dorsey and serving the Firm’s exceptional base of existing clients.”